Teddy Afro freed from jail in Ethiopia
“I was able to meet many good people in prison, from the lowest-ranking policemen to the highest administrator. I had a nice time. My relations with other prisoners were also good.”
Afro, who is well known for criticizing the government in his fiery lyrics, is hugely popular among young Ethiopians and sings mostly in the local Amharic language.
Hundreds protested outside the court during his trial — an unusual event in a nation where dissent is rare.
His sentence had been cut from six years in February after his lawyer argued that the victim had been drunk and was lying unconscious on the road when he was hit by the singer’s car.
Afro has always denied being in the vehicle.